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The adventure continues.

With Five Parsecs : Salvage Crew you can try your luck at planetary salvage.

Search crashed ships and alien ruins, deal with hazards and fight off other claimants (and the odd mutant gang or alien critter).

Create a unique crew with character and identity, load them up and set them lose on the universe.

Character creation follows the very popular method from Five Parsecs From Home but with tables adjusted for the types of characters you'll find in the new style of campaign.

Salvage Crew is written for campaign play, allowing you to watch your crew develop and grow (hopefully!) as they survive encounters, learn their trade and loot the universe.

New rules are included for revealing unexpected encounters and scouting the area for bad guys.

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The game engine is intended for solo play from the get go:

This means we've avoided complex rules that are easy to lose track of, kept the number of exceptions and special cases to a minimum and all solo play mechanics are integrated directly into the core rules.

No need to flip back and forth between Movement and the Solo mechanics any longer.

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The best part?

If you own both this and the Five Parsecs From Home or Gang Warfare rules you will be happy to note that they are compatible.

This permits you to build a character under one campaign system and then move them to the other over time.

Want to go freelance? Want to start a crime syndicate? 

Five Parsecs is an adventure that never ends.

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Is this a supplement?

No, this is a complete, stand alone game.

You do NOT need anything else to play.

What do I need and what do I get?

All you need to play is a handful of scifi adventurer figures and some suitable enemies to get started. Figures need to be based individually. Scale is up to the player.

The PDF is laid out in single column, for the benefit of screen reading, especially in light of the popularity of ipads and android tablets as gaming accessories.

Does the download include reference sheets?

The site has issues with multiple files disabling the previews, so the reference sheets are included in the main game PDF. Simply print those pages and you are good to go.

Care was taken to ensure that most tables fit on single pages, to enable easy printing or in-game reference on a tablet.

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What other games are compatible?



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Jordan G March 01, 2018 11:05 pm UTC
Just bought this and rolling up a crew now - looking forward to giving it a go :)
Noticed a couple of very, very minor typos if you do an update in future; origin table on pg29 has 82-100 entry on bottom of the table (should be 92-100), training table on pg31 has entries for '6-11' and '11-16' so could be a typo, or I guess if you're lucky enough to roll 11 you could pick laborer or researcher :)
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Ivan S March 01, 2018 11:21 pm UTC
Thank you for buying and I appreciate the heads up.

Those two bugs should be fixed tomorrow, unfortunately for any budding labor-researchers :-)
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Hayk-Davit P February 28, 2018 8:37 pm UTC
Love the game (just bought 4 Games/Supplements from you). I have a question though, Leads I get from chracter creation (or anywhere else) if I try to use them to get a contract do I have to delete them? Or do I keep my leads until I had success rolling for a contract?
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Ivan S February 28, 2018 8:43 pm UTC
Cheers and thank you very much!

When you roll to Resolve your leads, only delete a Lead each time you roll a 6.

So if the roll fails, you keep all of them.
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January 30, 2018 1:59 am UTC
Is the Game Reference page correct regarding Firing? There are rules about hand to hand and gun combat within 2" that I dont see in the main body of the rules.
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Ivan S January 30, 2018 2:33 am UTC
The ref sheet is not correct. It’s a holdover from an old version. It will be fixed in 1.03 very shortly. Sorry
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January 25, 2018 12:05 am UTC
I would love to see this specific rule set adapted into a solo dungeon crawl game that can be played with existing dungeon tiles/grid maps. The "points of interest" and "contacts" would work well for that, I think. Sort of DungeonQuest-esque. Try not to die and escape the dungeon with loot.
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Iván D January 17, 2018 5:17 pm UTC
I bought Five Parsec Gang Warfare, why I should buy this other?
Your books are not cheap, and I am not sure why I should buy this other version. Enlight me, please.
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Ivan S January 17, 2018 5:21 pm UTC

Salvage crew games are more exploratory in nature: You search the table for loot, try to avoid (or engage) possible enemies and manage your debt payments for your starship.

It's a bit less scrappy and grimy than Gang Warfare.

Of course you can move characters back and forth too.

Should you buy it?

You're going to be in one of three positions:

A: Gang Warfare is going to keep you happy with solo gaming for quite a while (or you didn't like it that much).
If so, nah, skip this one.

B: You like Gang Warfare, but down the road, you're going to want more content or new adventures.
If so, buy a copy of Salvage Crew when you're ready for it and have gotten your moneys worth out of Gang Warfare.

C: You love this style of solo gaming and want as many options as possible, right now.
If so, go grab it right now.

I hope that helps!
Whichever way you go is all good. There...See more
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Iván D January 17, 2018 6:51 pm UTC
Ok man... you have convinced me, here is my bunch of money.
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Ivan S January 17, 2018 9:14 pm UTC
Well, now I'll feel guilty if you don't like it :-)

Thank you in any event, let me know what you think.
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